Full Time
FLSA Status: 
Reports To: 
Director of Engineering
$90k-120k DOE
Start Date: 
Work Location: 
Position Summary: 

The National Domestic Workers Alliance (www.domesticworkers.org) organizes domestic workers in the United States for respect, recognition and labor standards. Through leadership development, strategic campaigns and alliance building, we seek to help build a powerful movement for social and global justice.

NDWA Labs is the innovation arm of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the country’s leading progressive social movement organizations. At NDWA Labs, we’re building products that transform domestic work jobs into good jobs by bringing respect, living wages, and benefits to an invisible, undervalued, and vulnerable part of the economy. Rather than optimizing within the status quo, NDWA Labs leverages tech to disrupt power and fundamentally change the ways in which work is organized and paid, for the millions of women and immigrants in the domestic work industry. Our first product, Alia Benefits, helps workers set up a safety net that stays with them, even if they switch jobs. In the current moment, we have partnered with Google.org to take Alia a step further to directly help those most impacted by COVID-19.

This is a unique opportunity to leverage technology for good and create meaningful and lasting change in the lives of some of the most vulnerable workers in the country, many of whom are immigrant women of color. Due to the COVID crisis, there is a surge of interest in models that expand the safety net to ensure a fair future of work for everyone. You will be leading a team that reinvents and expands the safety net to millions of workers who have never had access to one.


We are looking for engineers with hands-on experience in deploying, scaling (and autoscaling) software in an AWS environment; with a best-of-breed software engineering background within autonomous, cross-functional delivery teams. You should be able to design, create, test and deploy an infrastructure that is deployable on demand, replicable, maintainable, secure, and monitorable. 

You will explore up-and-coming technologies, and be expected to experiment, test, learn and teach them to others, as well as document processes and strategies. 

We are looking for someone to come help us improve, and build upon, our current CI/CD and IaaC pipelines as we grow. As an example, we currently deploy through ElasticBeanstalk, and are looking to transition to a process using Docker and ECS. We may even eventually move to Kubernetes when the time and scale is right. You will not be expected to code on the application codebase (unless you really want to), except in the cases where you’re creating small applications to automate infrastructure tasks (like Lambdas).

You will be expected to be available to solve emergency issues outside of working hours for which you will be compensated based on our compensation policy. 

Job Requirements: 
  • Experience with a programming language such as Python or Go (we use Python);
  • Extensive experience defining and proving CI/CD pipelines and processes (such as GitOps)
  • In-depth experience working with AWS 
  • Proven experience with containers 
  • Extensive experience with Terraform
  • Extensive experience with logging and monitoring tools such as Grafana, ELF/EFK (including setting these up)
  • Experience with Git (Github), Jira, Confluence


Nice to have:

  • Proven and extensive experience with Kubernetes and Helm (we are not going to move into Kubernetes for the next few months, but definitely the long term plan)
  • Experience with GCP
  • Experience with Data Warehouses


We currently use, but aren’t wedded to:

  • AWS (IAM, ElasticBeanstalk, RDS, S3, CW, and much more)
  • Containers
  • Django, Python3
  • Twilio
  • GCP and Data Studio

We can offer:

  • Salary Range: $90k-120K, depending on experience
  • Full and generous health, dental, vision and paid time off benefits
  • Location - Remote; US preferred

Women, People of Color, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=137

This position will remain open until filled.